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How to successfully develop engineering team leaders
"Find out why the most exceptional team leaders in engineering are masters of code and so-called soft skills such as communication, empathy and flexibility."
business  management  leadership 
8 days ago by garrettc
How to Deliver Constructive Feedback in Difficult Situations
"All my biggest regrets as a founder are around not having difficult conversations sooner. I could have helped team members improve faster, fired people with the wrong fit earlier, had so many more productive meetings. I could have created a more open company culture."
communication  leadership  management  conversation 
8 weeks ago by garrettc
Engineering management - CircleCI's engineering competency matrix | CircleCI
Note from the author: this post was written in collaboration with Justin Cowperthwaite, engineering manager, with additional input from Jeff Palmer, VP Engineering.
IFTTT  Pocket  career  work  engineering  leadership  programming 
december 2018 by garrettc
The Decision Matrix: How to Prioritize What Matters
The decision matrix is a powerful tool to help you prioritize which decisions deserve your attention as a leader, and which should be delegated. Here’s how you can start using it today.
productivity  leadership  prioritisation  business  decisions 
september 2018 by garrettc
Followership - Jason Wong's Blog
Everyone likes to talk about leadership—we are culturally conditioned to view success as a progression through leadership positions—but there is far less
management  leadership  business 
september 2018 by garrettc
Say the Hard Thing
"The majority of people-related disasters I’ve created originate with my choice to not say the hard thing. On my short list of critical leadership skills, the ability to “say the hard thing” is right after “delegate until it hurts.”"
business  feedback  management  mentoring  leadership 
june 2018 by garrettc
12 “Manager READMEs” from Silicon Valley’s Top Tech Companies
"When we launched our first SoapBox hero I was surprised to discover a document used to introduce her working style to her team. I had never seen that before and it was awesome!

Did others have these? I needed to know. Eventually, I found a treasure trove of examples by Engineering Leaders from companies with some of the best culture in tech.

They called them Manager READMEs, or Manager User Manuals. And they’ve graciously let me share them with you."
leadership  management  readme  documentation  transparency  business  mentoring  teams 
may 2018 by garrettc
How to Rands
"One of the working relationships we need to define is ours. The following is a user guide for me and how I work. It captures what you can expect out of the average week, how I like to work, my north star principles, and some of my, uh, nuance. My intent is to accelerate our working relationship with this document."
leadership  management  business  relationships  communication  mentoring  training 
march 2018 by garrettc
The Power of Anti-Goals
'we decided to figure out how we could make our days consistently more enjoyable. To get there, we used a little trick that we learned from Warren Buffet’s business partner, Charlie Munger, who is fond of saying “tell me where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”'
business  leadership 
november 2017 by garrettc
Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft’s Code
Microsoft’s CEO has stopped infighting, restored morale, and created more than $250 billion in market value. All it took was focusing on what matters most.
leadership  microsoft  business 
september 2017 by garrettc
Five Leadership Hacks
"To me, a hack is a clever or unexpectedly efficient means of getting something done. A good hack should feel like cheating because the value created by the hack feels completely disproportionate from the work done.

With this definition in mind, I present five leadership hacks I regularly use. These are not practices designed to redefine your leadership philosophy. They are hacks. "
business  development  leadership  management  strategy  hacks 
december 2016 by garrettc
Things Software Leaders Should Know
Reflecting on a tumultuous but ultimately successful year. Here’s what I’ve learned, re-learned, or cemented in my “2015 things (software engineering) leaders should know”: …
software  technology  business  leadership 
december 2015 by garrettc
The role of a Senior Developer
Very good post about the role of every level in a dev team. Must read!
business  leadership  development 
june 2015 by garrettc
Seth's Blog: Guy #3
Seth Godin's take on the spontaneous dance tribe video from The Sasquatch festival in Washington State last year. Ties in nicely to a few points from my OGN Community talk.
video  people  leadership  sethgodin  inspiration  tribes  movement  dance 
february 2010 by garrettc
Pixar’s Brad Bird on Fostering Innovation
"It seems counterintuitive, but for imagination-based companies to succeed in the long run, making money can’t be the focus."
advice  apple  art  business  creativity  culture  design  development  economics  environment  ideas  inspiration  lessons  management  philosophy  process  leadership  lifehack 
may 2008 by garrettc

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